Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Candle 1: A College of high opportunity & high achievement

Monmouth has long made a challenging educational experience available to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. For Monmouth to remain a college of high opportunity and high achievement, bright and ambitious young people must be able to flourish without regard to their financial backgrounds and without asking them to shoulder overwhelmingly burdensome debt.

Endowed scholarships and prizes are awarded using a variety of criteria, such as academic achievement or a combination of merit and need. Scholarships can be renewable, provided the student continues to meet the academic requirements of the College and the stipulations of the particular scholarship. Scholarships provide support for tuition and are administered by the Office of Student Financial Planning. Prizes are cash awards given directly to students.

Gift opportunities

Named Endowed Scholarship — $50,000

Named Annual Scholarship — $2,500

Named Endowed Prize — $25,000

Unrestricted Endowed Scholarship — any amount

Chism Women in Science Scholarship — any amount

Primary contacts for gifts

Hannah Maher
Vice President for Development and College Relations
hmaher@monmouthcollege.edu
309-457-2231

Gena Alcorn ’88, CFRE
Assistant Vice President of Development & Legacy Giving
galcorn@monmouthcollege.edu
309-457-2427

Giving News

  • Light This Candle meets, exceeds goal

    More than eight months ahead of its Dec. 31, 2022, conclusion, the College passed the $75 million goal of its Light This Candle Campaign, which was launched in March 2019. With just a few days now left in the campaign, its total has soared to $79 million. President Clarence Wyatt called the campaign’s success “an extraordinary achievement and worthy of celebration.” ... The College also had another successful Scots Day of Giving on April 6 (pictured), with more than 800 donors from all 50 states combining to contribute more than $232,000 to support students and student programming.

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  • Tartan Terrace

    Picha ’75 funds new space outside of Hewes Library to celebrate her ‘phenomenal learning experience.’
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  • Supporting Transfer Students

    Emeritus trustee William Simpson and his wife establish scholarship for students coming to Monmouth from Illinois and Iowa community colleges.
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